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Vanderbilt University Group Fitness Instructor, Flex in Nashville, Tennessee

Group Fitness Instructor, Flex (Job Number: 1700487)


About the role

Responsible for quality fitness programming in the areas of fitness instruction and member services. Develop and lead cardiovascular/strength/mind-body fitness classes. Instructors must feel comfortable in front of a group and be able to teach proper form and alignment for movements and exercises.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and staff frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Provide individualized instruction while leading the entire group fitness class

  • Warm-up major muscles and gradually increase ROM and complexity

  • Ensure workout includes clear, precise cues in advance, safety, alignment, hand and verbal cues, modifications, and education about anatomy

  • Ensure safety of participants by recognizing general signs and symptoms of physical exertion.

  • Cool down gradually decreasing complexity and end class on time


  • High School Diploma or GED required Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • One year or more of teaching group fitness classes is required.

  • Current primary certification with a nationally recognized association (ACE, AFA, ACSM) is required.

  • Certification in specialty areas such as yoga, pilates, TRX, Barre Amped preferred.

  • CPR/AED First Aid certificate preferred , but not required.

  • Schedules are part-time in nature. Schedule depends on classes and specialty.

This opportunity requires a High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience or the equivalent.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 40800 - Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Job: Athletics

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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